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Harriett Lapham

Birth - Parish record

  Name: Harriet Lapham
  Date: 30 Jul 1815 
  Born: 14th May 1815
Father: Benjamin Lapham,
         Copper smith 
Mother: Jane Lapham 
Parish: St. James, Clerkenwell,
        Islington, Middlesex
 Abode: Cowcrop

Marriage Certificate & IGI

      Date: Dec 2nd 1840
     Place: St Mary Le Strand,
      Name: John, 28,
            Bachelor, Author 
    Father: Leigh Hunt, 
      Name: Harriett, 26,
    Father: Benjamin Lapham, 
   Address: 5 Wellington Strand
 Witnesses: George Lapham
            E Lapham. 
(Harriet's Brother & sister-in-law)

NOTE: No.5 Wellington Strand is the address of Harriet's Brother, George Lapham.

BMD Index

Marriages Dec 1840
Hunt  John Horatio  Strand  1  338 
Lapham  Harriett    Strand  1  338

John Leigh Hunt & Harriett Lapham

Marriage 2nd December 1840, at Saint Mary Le Strand, Westminster

Widowed June 1846.

IGI Christening

Saint Brides, Fleet Street  -  2nd August 1846

Mary Anne Leigh Hunt, b. 05/04/1837
     Ruth Leigh Hunt, b. 10/09/1839
     Ruby Leigh Hunt, b. 14/10/1843
Harriet C Leigh Hunt, b. 11/05/1846

Father: John Leigh Hunt - author
Mother: Harriett
 Abode: 18 Shoe Lane
NOTE: All four girls Christening take place nearly two months after their father's death.

Letter 1849 

In a Letter, dated 10th October 1849, from Thornton Leigh Hunt to his Friends, he asks if anyone is able to help his brother John's widow and four children.

He writes that since his brother's death a few years ago, that his wife "reaches the lowest depths of poverty, and is threatened by her landlord with expulsion for arrears of rent.", and that he himself is not in a position to help.

It mentions that Mrs.John Hunt had been supporting herself partly through plain needlework, and had received help from her friends, which had been scarce of late. He writes that she owes her landlord for rent at 3s.a week. Also that out of the four children the eldest, 12 years of age, has been put in school for the second time "by a benevolent gentleman, Mr.Edison, of Plowden's Buildings in the Temple."

Letter Oct.28,1851 

Leigh Hunt mentions to his wife Marianne that John's wife had been ill and had come to see him, and he has promised help with her rent arrears. 

Harriett's Daughter...

Mary Ann Leigh Hunt

Born - 5th April 1837   
BMD Index - Marriages Sep 1858  
Baker Rowland Bagnall W.London 1c 72
Hunt  Mary Ann Leigh  W.London 1c 72

Parish record Marriage

   Groom: Rowland Bagnall Baker
   Bride: Mary Ann Leigh Hunt
    Date: 07 Jul 1858
   Place: St. Andrew, 
          Holborn, Middlesex
G.Father: Thomas Bagnall Baker 
B.Father: John Hunt 

BMD Index - Deaths Jun 1859
BAKER  Rowland  Kensington 1a 60     
1861 Census - Mary Ann is living with her mother and a widow with a 1 year old son Roland Baker.

BMD Index - Marriages Sep 1865 
Baker Mary Ann Leigh  Westminster 1a 751	
Waterman F. Francis   Westminster 1a 751

1881 Census - Mary Ann has remarried...

Waterman  Fredk.F.  Head  M  Male   49  Westminster Middx Builders Clerk     
Waterman  Mary Ann  Wife  M  Female 43  Pimlico     Middx      
Baker Roland Thos.  S.son U  Male   21  London City Middx Painter     

       Dwelling: 8 Laburnum Terrace Castle Lane,     
          Place: Battersea, Surrey, England  
       FHL Film: 1341148     
        PRO Ref: RG11 Piece/Folio 0640/3 

BMD Index - Deaths Mar 1892 
Waterman Frederick Francis 69yrs Wandsworth 1d 515  

BMD Index - Deaths Jun 1897 
Waterman Mary Ann  60yrs  Wandsworth 1d 290 

Harriett's Daughter...

Ruth Leigh Hunt

Born - 10th Sep 1839
BMD Index - Marriages Mar 1858
William Patrick  W.London 1c 92
Ruth Leigh       W.London 1c 92

Parish Record Marriage

   Groom: William Patrick Egan
   Bride: Ruth Leigh Hunt
    Date: 15 Mar 1858
   Place: St. Andrew, 
          Holborn, Middlesex
G.Father: Timothy Egan
B.Father: John Hunt
Children - Charles Egan
           Harry Egan
           Elizabeth Egan
           Frederick Egan
           Ruth Egan             
           William Egan
           Charlotte Egan
NOTE: Have Ruth on the 1861, 1871 and 1881 census.

Harriett's Daughter...

Ruby Leigh Hunt

Born - 14th Oct 1843
BMD Index - Births Dec 1843
HUNT Ruby Leigh  Wt London 2 232
Certificate Birth
   Date: 14th Oct 1843.
   Name: Ruby Leigh Hunt
 Mother: Harriet Hunt 
         (formerly Lapham}
 Father: John Horatio Smith Russell Leigh Hunt
Address: 36 Farringdon St

BMD Index - Marriages Sep 1870 
HUNT  Ruby Leigh   Holborn 1b 991
Shand Thomas       Holborn 1b 991


BMD Index - Deaths Mar 1871 
Shand  Ruby  27yrs  Holborn 1b 534

Harriett's Daughter...

Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt 

Born - 11th May 1846

Certificate - Marriage

   Date: May 31st 1868. 
   Name: Edward Poole
         Brass moulder
 Father: Edward Poole, Carman
Address: Castle street
   Name: Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt, 22
 Father: John Hunt, Author
Address: Castle street  
Witness: Edward Poole
         Ruby Leigh Hunt 

BMD Index - Marriages June 1868 
Hunt  Harriett Catherine L  W.London 1c 74
Poole Edward                W.London 1c 74

Parish Record Marriage

   Groom: Edward Poole
   Bride: Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt
    Date: 31 May 1868
   Place: St. Andrew, 
          Holborn, Middlesex
G.Father: Edward Poole
B.Father: John Hunt
Children - Edward Poole 
           Catherine Ruby Poole                                 
           Arthur Poole
NOTE: For more information, see Harriet Leigh Hunt/Poole's Individual Record.
Death Details

BMD Index - Deaths Jun 1866
Hunt  Harriett  50yrs W.London 1c 45 *** 

Death certificate...

     Date: 23rd April 1866
  Address: 8 Wine Office Court, 
           Fleet St.
     Name: Harriett Hunt
      Age: 50 years
    Cause: Apoplexy Certified
     Info: Widow of John Leigh Hunt an Author.
Informant: Harriett Gardener present at the death. 8 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London.

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